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Nik Mullen


Wading River, N.Y.

High School:
Shoreham-Wading River

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 201


Notable Highlights
• Tied for 11th on Navy's all-time caused turnovers list (15) and finished 12th on Navy's single-season caused turnovers list with 13 in 2013.

Mullen in 2013 (Jr.): A starter at close defense in 12 of the 13 games in which he played ... Navy's defensive unit finished the year ranked 32nd in the country, surrendering 10.23 goals per game ... also a member of the nation's second-ranked team in caused turnovers ... the Mids averaged 10.00 takeaways per game and had two individuals - Austin Miller (#7, 2.31) and Pat Kiernan (#12, 2.00) - ranked among the top 15 ... Navy's defense gave up 1 goal in the first half of its 20-7 win over VMI and three goals in the first three quarters in an 11-7 victory over Detroit ... earned the start against Detroit along seniors Jay Christopher and Austin Miller ... part of a Navy defensive unit that kept Georgetown scoreless for 28 minutes (14:53 in 1st - 1:38 in 2nd) while building a 4-1 lead ... turned in two caused turnovers and three ground balls at Georgetown ... tallied a pair of takeaways in the Mids' league opener against Bucknell ... held Towson scoreless for the first 19:38 of the game before succumbing, 8-7 ... marked leading-scorer Thomas DeNapoli who scored just one goal and turned the ball over five times ... took his first collegiate shot in the loss to Holy Cross at Citi Field, while also grabbing a career-high tying three ground balls and posting a caused turnover ... posted a pair of ground balls and a takeaway against Lehigh ... with his caused turnover, he joined the Mids' single-season takeaways list with nine in 2013 ... registered a pair of caused turnovers to push up to 14th on Navy's career (13) and single-season (11) lists ... paced Navy in ground balls (4) and caused turnovers (2) in the annual Star Game against Army ... his four ground balls were a career high.

2012 (So.): Played in two games for the Mids, facing VMI and Jacksonville ... turned in three ground balls and caused a turnover against VMI in making his first collegiate start ... posted a ground ball and caused a turnover in Navy's loss at Jacksonville ... was not a part of the team for the remainder of the year.

2011 (Fr.): Made his lone appearance of the year in the Mids' season finale against Johns Hopkins where he saw extensive time as a long pole.

More on Mullen: A 2009 graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School, Mullen attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2009-10 academic year ... a two-sport standout who lettered in lacrosse (4) and football (2) ... a two-time all-county lacrosse selection, who was tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American his senior year ... led the lacrosse team to the county title in 2006 and in 2007, Shoreham-Wading River was crowned the state champion ... received all-league kudos in football as a wide receiver his senior year ... graduated from the same high school as former Navy lacrosse teammate and three-year starting defenseman Matt Vernam ... sister, Codi, is a sophomore at the Naval Academy and is a member of the women's lacrosse team ... cousin, Chris Golini, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1996 and was a three-year letterwinner for the Navy lacrosse team ... son of Ed and Nicole Mullen ... majoring in Oceanography.

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